EcoSynagogue promotes the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment across the Jewish Community in accordance with the principles of the Jewish faith.
The Climate Crisis is not simply a technological problem to be resolved through better science. It is a moral and spiritual crisis in human’s relationship with the earth.
EcoSynagogue’s primary aim is to engage all Synagogues to register for, and participate in The Environmental Audit. Regular workshops are also offered, email support and signposting, website resources (continuously being added), guest speakers and events.
EcoSynagogue is designed to provide a practical and simple roadmap for synagogues.
EcoSynagogue is a unique initiative which spans the whole Jewish community with rabbinic leadership from five denominations of Judaism. EcoSynagogue’s aim is to help ensure that, with careful attention to synagogue buildings and practices, the Jewish community can aim towards a net zero carbon future.
EcoSynagogue invites each community to the online Environmental Audit, a comprehensive environmental survey of how they engage with the environment in their places of worship. It is possible to audit the place of worship, get a score, look at ways to improve that score with the assistance of resources which will be constantly updated and be rewarded with a Bronze, Silver and ultimately Gold EcoSynagogue Award.
The Environment Audit looks at 5 areas:
- Community (Synagogue) Management commitment to this pathway.
- Prayer & Teaching
- Land, Buildings & Consumables
- Community & Global Engagement.